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Will they stay or will they go? Records of garden birds needed in this remarkable year.

Will they stay or will they go? Records of garden birds needed in this remarkable year.

0 on October 1, 2014, 11:12 am

Gardens were unusually empty of birds last winter, but the warm spring and summer meant that bird numbers picked up very rapidly, according to results from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Garden BirdWatch. Will numbers remain high into the autumn, or will our garden birds leave us, as they did last year? The BTO needs help to find out. […]

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Public meeting on NHS future called for 10th October by Mid-Norfolk Labour Party

Public meeting on NHS future called for 10th October by Mid-Norfolk Labour Party

0 on October 1, 2014, 10:41 am

A public meeting about future directions, challenges and opportunities for health and Social care has been organised by Mid–Norfolk Labour Party, at Central Hall Wymondham on Friday 10th October 6p.m -7.25p.m. Organiser Harry Clarke, Labour PPC for Mid –Norfolk says: “This is an important meeting about something that affects us all, our families and relatives. With an ageing population, and […]

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Friends Of Swaffham Orchard Hosts First Apple Day

Friends Of Swaffham Orchard Hosts First Apple Day

0 on October 1, 2014, 10:34 am

Friends of Swaffham Orchard are hosting an apple day on 10th October at Swaffham Community Orchard on Orford Road Playing Field, and the Tumbler Hill allotment site. The event will welcome all adults from 12.00-3:30pm, and from 3.30-5.30pm families with children and volunteers are invited to come along. The apple day will feature activities including apple tasting, apple identification, apple […]

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The Price's Trust

Young People celebrating their success in Breckland

0 on September 29, 2014, 2:48 pm

Young people in Breckland are being given the opportunity to participate in the Prince’s Trust Team Programme being delivered by Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. The Team Programme is a 12 week course for young people aged between 16-25yrs that are not in Employment, Education or Training. The programme is designed to increase young people’s confidence, motivation and skills and […]

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The Breckland View Connecting Communities

Funding boost for healthy communities in West Norfolk

0 on September 29, 2014, 2:12 pm

Nine community projects in the West of the county are set to benefit thanks to grants from the Healthy Communities project led by Norfolk County Council Public Health. The project aims to make communities healthier places to live by giving residents the best chances of living well and longer. The community projects have been chosen and have received grants of […]

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New nursery for Great Hockham Primary School

New nursery for Great Hockham Primary School

0 on September 29, 2014, 10:36 am

A Breckland school is to officially open its new nursery this week, boosting the number of early education and childcare places in the area. Great Hockham Primary School has grown from a 70 to 91 pupils over the last year and the addition of the nursery means it can now also cater for three-year-olds in the area. The £34,000 project […]

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Setting the Scene for a Celebration of Performance, Cinema and Arts Projects as Creative Arts East turns 20!

Setting the Scene for a Celebration of Performance, Cinema and Arts Projects as Creative Arts East turns 20!

0 on September 29, 2014, 10:26 am

Arts development charity Creative Arts East is putting on its best bib and tucker to host a very special event and showcase this week, to say ‘Thank You’ to its scores of dedicated local promoters and supporting partners. This year, the Wymondham-based organisation is proudly celebrating its 20th year of supporting rural communities to bring professional live performance and top […]

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Harry Clarke, Labour PPC joins fight against Prostate Cancer

Harry Clarke, Labour PPC joins fight against Prostate Cancer

0 on September 28, 2014, 7:20 am

Harry Clarke, Labour PPC for Mid-Norfolk, has pledged to help eradicate the inequalities men with prostate cancer face after speaking with campaigners at the Labour Party conference in Manchester this week. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. One in eight men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. Over 40,000 men […]

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Norfolk Museums Service leads the way in East of England

0 on September 26, 2014, 7:07 am

Norfolk Museums Service (NMS) is to continue its leading role supporting and advising other museums across the East of England after securing £1.2million from Arts Council England. NMS is one of nine partners across the country to receive funding from Arts Council England to enable them to provide professional support, advice and guidance to museums in the region to help […]

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Audio: Ready to Change?

Audio: Ready to Change?

0 on September 25, 2014, 8:27 pm

Stressed, Depressed, Low, Anxious – Ready to Change?  The Wellbeing Service (NHS) offer a range of support to help people make changes in their lives to improve their wellbeing and help them cope with stress, anxiety and depression. Breckland View reporter Paul Young spoke on the phone with Jane Taylor, Clinical Leader South, Wellbeing to find out more.   For […]

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£200,000 on offer as Norfolk County Council launches new Parish Partnership round

£200,000 on offer as Norfolk County Council launches new Parish Partnership round

0 on September 25, 2014, 9:51 am

Norfolk County Council’s ground-breaking parish partnership scheme for small highway projects is being repeated again this autumn (2014), with £200,000 of funding for highways-related projects to be carried out next year (2015/16). Parishes will be able to bid for funding covering up to half the cost of small-scale schemes. For the first time bids could now include part-time 20mph signs […]

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Breckland Planning Application List weekending 23rd September 2014

Breckland Planning Application List weekending 23rd September 2014

0 on September 25, 2014, 7:23 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 9th September 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Cheers! It’s time to raise a glass to Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution!

Cheers! It’s time to raise a glass to Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution!

on September 24, 2014, 2:23 pm

From Wednesday, 1 October 2014, residents across Norfolk will be able to recycle glass bottles and jars in their normal recycling bin. For many, this will be the first time they have been able to recycle bottles and jars at the kerbside. Cllr John Fisher, Chair of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, explained: “Norfolk councils are all working together to revolutionise […]

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Wymondham health fair to offer free help and advice for older people

Wymondham health fair to offer free help and advice for older people

on September 24, 2014, 2:17 pm

Older people looking for support and advice on a range of matters from taking up gentle exercise to caring for a loved one will be able to drop in to a free event in Wymondham on Saturday, 4 October, from 10am to 1pm. A range of organisations will be on hand to offer specialist help and advice at the Windmill […]

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Breckland Art Trail – bigger and better than ever

on September 24, 2014, 11:02 am

Building on the success of previous years, the third Breckland Art Trail will offer residents the opportunity to get even more involved with the creative process. The 2014 Trail not only showcases the work of 57 fantastic local artists, but also gives visitors the opportunity to watch demonstrations and to learn a new creative skill. Running from 8 – 16 […]

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